Executive Committee election
Nominations for the 2022 Executive Committee have now closed. Voting will open on Monday 1 August for Student Community members.
We’re looking for the next Student Executive Advisory Committee!
The VicSRC Student Executive Advisory Committee (the Executive Committee) is made up of 15 students who are completing secondary education in Victoria. They are elected by their peers every year and their job is to govern VicSRC and act on the advocacy priorities identified by Victorian students at the annual VicSRC Congress.
You don’t need any experience to be on the Executive Committee, just enthusiasm and a commitment to making Victorian education better for everyone! Each year students around Victoria nominate and vote for their Executive Committee members.
Being a part of the Exec has enabled me grow as a person and express my voice with others. ...I've absolutely loved representing students across Victoria
Being on the Exec has opened my eyes to worldly issues that are prevalent within the education system. Working with like-minded people has taught me the power students have as a collective to make a change. VicSRC and the Executive committee has given me opportunities that I would have never dreamed of doing.
Being on the Exec has been life-changing... I could never have imagined what opportunities this would bring. I have met some amazing people and been part of some incredible change.
Nominations are now closed
If you’re eager to represent Victorian students and advocate for their needs, we encourage you to nominate for the VicSRC Executive Committee – regardless of your background, gender, ability, where you live, or where you go to school!
Who can nominate: Any member of VicSRC’s Student Community who is a Victorian school-aged student in year 7-11 or equivalent is eligible to nominate for the VicSRC Executive Committee. If you’re not a member of our Student Community yet, no problem! It's free to join and takes 2 minutes to sign up here.
Year 12 students: Students who will finish Year 12 in 2022 are ineligible to nominate for a role on the Executive Committee, because all members must be in school education until their term finishes in 2023. However, current Year 12 students can get involved by attending Congress 2022. Most importantly they are still eligible to vote!
Find out more: If you’re interested in nominating or finding out more please register for an information session and download our information pack.
When you’re ready complete your nomination form online. We suggest setting aside at least 30 minutes to complete your nomination.
Voting is open 1-14 August
Who can vote: All Victorian students who are part of the VicSRC Student Community are eligible to vote in the Executive Committee election. Voting for the students who will represent you to decision-makers and advocate on your behalf is an important thing to do!
How to vote: Sign up to the free Student Community before Monday 25 July.
Voting opens on Monday 1 August, and you will receive an email with instructions on how to vote via the online platform.
We encourage voters to carefully consider which candidates would form the most motivated and diverse team (taking into consideration experience, age, year level, background and location), and be the best representatives for Victorian students at a state level in 2022-23.
If your question isn’t answered below, please get in touch with us on [email protected] and we’ll get back to you as soon as we can!
Absolutely! Any Victorian school-aged student in Years 7-11 or equivalent, who is also a part of the VicSRC Student Community is eligible to nominate for the VicSRC Executive Committee. You will be given a comprehensive induction to help you understand everything about VicSRC.
Unfortunately, if you are due to complete Year 12 in 2022 you are not eligible to nominate for the 2022-23 Executive Committee. All students who sit on the VicSRC Executive must be current students within the Victorian education system. If you want to be involved with VicSRC you should come to Congress 2022 and sign up to the Student Community so you stay informed about any other opportunities!
No! We’re just looking for students who are passionate and committed. You don’t need to have any previous experience!
You sure do! We will send you information about voting via email.
Oh no! Unfortunately, our deadlines are strict, and we cannot accept late nominations. Hopefully we’ll see you next year!
We really need an Executive team who are available for our major events. If you are super keen to nominate but know that you’re unavailable for something, send us an email at [email protected] and we will get back to you. If you want to be involved with VicSRC in a different way, you can attend Congress 2022 or apply to become an Ambassador next year.
Candidates will be notified of the outcome of elections by Wednesday 24 August. The VicSRC 2022-23 Executive team will be formally announced at a VicSRC event later in the year.
‘Returning officer’ is a fancy way of saying someone who is in charge of running an election process. The VicSRC Executive Committee has two returning officers each year. Their job is to make sure the election is fair and is conducted in line with VicSRC’s policies and processes. They are also responsible for overseeing all nominations, making sure the ballot paper and voter roll is accurate, and verifying and announcing the results of the election. They must be impartial throughout this process. The VicSRC returning officers this year are Linh and Thanh. You can get in touch with them by emailing [email protected].
The information sessions are compulsory for anyone thinking about nominating for the Executive Committee. They will help you understand more about the role and the commitment required. We also recommend you bring a parent or carer so they can hear this information too. You can book into an information session here.
There is one in person option and two online options at different times, so we hope one of them suits you! If you really can't make any of the sessions, please email [email protected].